Pickled Pepper Books looks to franchise bookstore brand

North London-based children’s bookshop Pickled Pepper Books is looking to franchise its brand, with owner Urmi Merchant saying he made the decision after a Waterstones branch opened in the area. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]

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BEA 2015: Bookstore of the Year: Books & Books

In the late 1970s, Mitchell Kaplan dropped out of law school in Washington, D.C., with the dream of opening an independent bookstore in South Florida, where he grew up. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books & Books Named PW Bookstore of the Year; Sheridan Rep

Given the outsized influence of the 33-year-old South Florida bookstore and owner Mitchell Kaplan, the biggest surprise was that it hadn't received the award earlier. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Get Books When Bookstores and Libraries Are Closed

Even for people who have lost jobs or income during the coronavirus epidemic, there are books and reading material available online for free. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-04-03 09:00:21 UTC ]
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D.C. Bookstore Uses Food Delivery App for Books

Starting this week, Washington D.C.’s Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is using Postmates, an app largely used for food delivery, to get books in the hands of readers in the D.C. area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstore Powell's Books rehires more than 100 employees as online orders soar

Portland's beloved indie bookstore Powell's Books rehired more than 100 employees after seeing a surge in online orders. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-29 18:12:16 UTC ]
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Curbside Pickup. Bicycle Deliveries. Virtual Book Discussions. Amid Virus, Bookstores Get Creative.

“We’re going to operate like a pizza takeout place,” one independent bookstore owner said. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-18 03:53:05 UTC ]
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Behind the scenes of James Bond: A new book offers a look back at the longest-running movie franchise

“Nobody Does It Better” dishes dirt from directors and stars, among others in 007’s orbit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 13:04:35 UTC ]
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Here’s why you should preorder all your books from independent bookstores.

Who doesn’t love an independent bookshop? Think of the Shop Around the Corner in You’ve Got Mail! Think of the Travel Book Co. in Notting Hill! Embryo Concepts in Funny Face! Black Books from the British sitcom of the same name! Think of the real brick-and-mortar bookshop in your own community.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-08 19:34:19 UTC ]
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Love Your Bookstore: Books Are Magic

Just a few days from the 2019 Love Your Bookstore Challenge, Brooklyn's Books Are Magic crew weigh in with staff picks and must-read titles. The post Love Your Bookstore: Books Are Magic appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2019-11-06 11:00:45 UTC ]
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‘The Last Kids on Earth’ leaps from books to Netflix to toys. Next stop: billion-dollar franchise

The brand strategy behind the best-selling book series expanding to Netflix, toys, and video games. When my son Henry was seven he hated reading. Hated it. Loved the story part, hated the reading part. Now 10 years old, Henry is rarely farther than arm’s length away from a book.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-10-30 07:00:43 UTC ]
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A tornado has leveled Interabang Books, Dallas’ largest independent bookstore.

On Sunday night, Interabang Books, Dallas’ largest independent bookstore and only full-service indie bookshop, endured a direct hit from a tornado that barreled through Dallas’ commercial districts, tearing a wide swath through local shops and national chains alike. The bookstore, along with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-22 19:23:12 UTC ]
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Turning Editorial Franchises into Brand Builders and Moneymakers

Bon Appétit’s "Hot 10" list of the best new restaurants in the country began as a typical magazine feature when it made its debut in BA's September restaurants issue in 2009. The following year, the magazine threw a party to honor and celebrate the restaurants, inviting them to New York to cook... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-09-27 19:55:46 UTC ]
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Area man attempts to sell self-published book to 50 bookstores in 50 days, learns lesson along the way.

As reported in The Republic, Columbus, Ohio’s Mason Engel had already tried to get his self-published reboot of Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, into the hands of New York literary agents—like, right into their actual hands. After reaching number one in Amazon’s dystopian fiction category,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-25 15:11:55 UTC ]
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Emily Cook on the Art of Getting Books into Bookstores

There are more than 200,000 books being published each year. For host Mitchell Kaplan, “One of the questions that I’m asked more than anything else as a bookseller is: how do you find out about all the books that you carry in your stores?” This week on The Literary Life, his guest is publishing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-02 08:46:03 UTC ]
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10 Romantic Books I Got from The Ripped Bodice Bookstore

A Rioter not only got to visit the romance bookstore of her dreams, L.A.'s The Ripped Bodice, but also got a slew of recommendations from a co-owner! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-07-02 10:36:13 UTC ]
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Book Expo 2019: Indie Bookstores Grow in Number, Profits

American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher addressed members at the organization's town hall and annual meeting at BookExpo, noting the ABA added 99 members last year and members increased profitability. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Inception Announces Bookful, an AR Platform Licensing Penguin Random House Brands

Inception's Bookful app has the advantage of the beloved Beatrix Potter content and other Penguin Random House brands on which to base its first six digital books. The post Inception Announces Bookful, an AR Platform Licensing Penguin Random House Brands appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russell Brand's next book for Bluebird looks at mentoring

Bluebird is publishing a new book from Russell Brand about the role of mentors in improving our lives: Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher Perilous Worlds Created To Advance Sci-Fi and Fantasy Brands With Books

Intended 'to expand the boundaries of well-known series,' a new publishing company called Perilous Worlds heads for Frankfurter Buchmesse with game-designing authors on tap and some high-visibility fantasy brands to work with. The post Publisher Perilous Worlds Created To Advance Sci-Fi and... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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